The Colorado Springs Gazette

Suspect in four killings found dead

MEMPHIS, TENN. • A suspect in Tennessee died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while on the run Sunday after a series of shootings that killed four of his female relatives and seriously injured a fifth person, police said.

Officers found the body of Mavis Christian Jr., 52, in his car during a manhunt following shootings at three locations in Memphis that left three women and a teenage girl dead and a teenage girl critically wounded, the Memphis Police Department said.

Police said Christian was related to the victims but could not immediately specify how they were related. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said that “incidents like these shake us all to our core.” —





The Gazette, Colorado Springs